hkvibes : The ICC is growing up

May 5, 2008
The ICC is growing up

Meant to be taller than the famous IFC 2, Hong Kong’s International Commerce Center is slowly taking shape. The shot above was taken in April 2008 and the final tower should look like below. The ICC is the real start of the “skyscraperization” of Tsim Sha Tsui.. in ten years maybe, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kowloon side resembles (or surpasses) the current Hong Kong Island’s side.  More than that, the ICC is a really strategic investment: by chosing Kowloon, the ICC is directly linked to mainland China through the KCR network (whereas HK island buildings are not).

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2 Responses to “The ICC is growing up”

  1. tim on May 6th, 2008 4:30 pm

    actually, ICC sits on top of Kowloon MTR station, which connects directly to Hong Kong MTR station , upon which IFC sits…so they are all linked to China along the same line (with an interchange here or there)I doubt the Kowloon side will ever rival Hong Kong Island, since new height restrictions are being considered for TST. Plus there is no immediate backdrop of green hills behind the Kowloon CBD, as there is on the island…that give the island it’s unique look

  2. hkvibes on May 6th, 2008 5:55 pm

    @Tim
    You’re absolutely right regarding the MTR, but the big thing is about the KCR line since the ICC will be directly linked to Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The interchange will disappear and this may reinforce cross-border business. More information here.

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